|2012.2– present: Assistant Professor of NTU. |
2011– 2012: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Hamburg.
2010 – 2011: Post Doctoral Fellow, Technical University of Denmark.
2006 – 2009: Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, Technical University of Denmark. Thesis title: “Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum-sensing - A factor in biofilm development, and an antipathogenic drug target”. Thesis supervisor: Prof. Søren Molin & Prof. Tim Tolker-Nielsen
2004 – 2006: M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark.
2000 – 2004: B.Sc. in Biological Science, Nankai University, Tianjin. China.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Nankai University (2004) and my MSc, PhD degree in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering from Technical University of Denmark (2009). After which, I worked in the Infection Microbiology Group headed by Prof. Søren Molin’ at Technical University of Denmark and Dr. Holger Rohde’s group at University of Hamburg as postdoc. In 2012, I joined SCELSE (Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Singapore), headed by Prof. Staffan Kjelleberg, as an assistant professor in microbiology. My research is dedicated to bacterial pathogenesis, biofilm physiology, interspecies interactions, and microbial evolution.
- Song Lin Chua, Joey Kuok Hoong Yam, Piliang Hao, Sunil S. Adav, May Margarette Salido, Yang Liu, Michael Givskov, Siu Kwan Sze, Tim Tolker-Nielsen, Liang Yang. (2016). Selective labelling and eradication of antibiotic-tolerant bacterial populations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. Nature Communications, 7, 10750.
- Shan Yu, Tiantian Su, Huijun Wu, Shiheng Liu, Di Wang, Tianhu Zhao, Zengjun Jin, Wenbin Du, Mei-Jun Zhu, Song Lin Chua, Liang Yang, Deyu Zhu, Lichuan Gu, Luyan Z Ma. (2015). PslG, a self-produced glycosyl hydrolase, triggers biofilm disassembly by disrupting exopolysaccharide matrix. Cell Research, 25(12), 1352-1367.
- SL Chua, LD Hultqvist, M Yuan, M Rybtke, TE Nielsen, M Givskov, T Tolker-Nielsen, L Yang. (2015). In vitro and in vivo generation and characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm-dispersed cells via c-di-GMP manipulation. Nature Protocols, 10(8), 1165-1180.
- SL Chua, Y Liu, JHY Kuok, Y Chen, RM Vejborg, BGC Tan, S Kjelleberg, T Tolker-Nielsen, M Givskov, L Yang. (2014). Dispersed cells represent a distinct stage in the transition from bacterial biofilm to planktonic lifestyles. Nature Communications, 5, 4462.
- J Teo, SY Tan, M Tay, Y Ding, S Kjelleberg, M Givskov, RTP Lin, L Yang. (2013). First case of E anophelis outbreak in an intensive-care unit. The Lancet, 382(9895), 855 - 856.